I wanted to try yesterday’s technique – the crayon resist on Yupo paper. In case you aren’t familiar with Yupo, it is a plastic surface – polypropylene to be exact. Watercolor doesn’t soak into the surface and sits on top.
I started with quick drawing using crayons and covered them with water soluble markers. I knew if I used a damp paper towel over it, it would remove color so I chose a dry one which basically just softened the crayons and didn’t add much interest. I decided to try watercolors on top as you can see on the drawing below on the right:
I discovered that I could add texture with a paper towel if the area was still wet. So I stamped my background with a clean foam stamp to create more interest.
After the watercolor dried, I decided to add Neocolors – which are a water soluble crayon.
And another layer of watercolor to add some shadows and create depth:
I really like how interesting this turned out. I want to continue to experiment in this medium.
Posted in Mixed Media, Still Life, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Wine
Tagged color play, crayon resist, drawing, experiment, mixed media art, Neocolor II, still life, Tombow markers, water soluble crayons, watercolor, wine, Yupo
Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better. – Albert Einstein
I thought you might enjoy these photos I took at the lake last weekend. Nature has a way of dazzling me with its simple beauty.
The wild Columbine was in bloom:
I didn’t notice the bee until later…
I even found this dandelion beautiful:
So I created this page in my turquoise journal that I showed you yesterday:
May you pause today and find beauty in nature’s simple pleasures!
Wishing you a sunny Sunday, friends! 🙂
Posted in Art Journal, Nature Photography, Sunny Sundays, Uncategorized
Tagged art journal, color pencils, crayon resist, creative, flowers, fun, gold pen, inspiration, nature, nature photography, pattern play, play, quotes, reflection, Sunny Sunday, turquoise, watercolor